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Fundraising helps bring grand piano home

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A Steinway grand piano is making its home in the Fowler Center at Arkansas State University.

This beautiful 9-foot grand piano is now in Riceland Hall. The purchase of the Steinway was made possible through the university's fund raising efforts and a generous donation by Dr. J. D. Kelly.

Dr. Kelly has been a long time supporter of ASU and donated 75-thousand dollars. Doctor Lauren Clark said it's vital for students to have the opportunity to practice on high quality instruments.

"Just having really good instruments to practice on so that when they get to the concert stage it's not such a big difference.  They're able to take what they do in the practice rooms and beautifully recreate that in a live performance," said Dr. Clark.

They've been working on raising money for the pianos in the last four years and Dr. Clark said they're not stopping now.

They plan to continue raising money to purchase additional instruments. 

 

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